Museums

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum showcases the Japanese Art History and culture, over 12,000 years ago, from the period of Tokugawa to the late 19th Century. 

The Collections of Japanese Art widely range from the Dawn of Japanese Art, The Rise of Buddhism, National Treasure Gallery, Buddhist and Courtly Art, Zen and Ink Painting, The Art of Tea Ceremony, Attire of the Military Elite, Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings, The Arts of Daily Life, Developments in Painting and Calligraphy, Noh and Kabuki, Fashion in the Edo Period to Ukiyo-e in the Edo Period.

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Japan Stationery Museum

The collection includes Big crystal seal, Chinese Old inkstone, Hand-operating Calculator, Military commander Masamune date and General Ieyasu Tokugawa's Pencil, Casio Relay Calculator, Portable brush pen and ink case in Edo period, Abacus, Chinese rock seal material, ink bottle, stationery of the year recently award products, the world's paper knives, antique fountain pen, register, Taishi inkstone and good, Mechanical Calculator, Yatate and Big writing brush.

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Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum is one of the best contemporary art museums in Japan. It features the Japanese contemporary art scene from emerging to established artists. It will take 2-3 hours for a visit.

Remark: Make sure you don't miss to see the city from the tower. The Museum ticket includes the Tokyo City View at the 52nd Floor Observatory.

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Paper Museum

Established in 1950, The Paper Museum at Tokyo showcases the history, culture, and industry of papermaking, both Japanese traditional paper of Washi and Western-style paper. You can find a collection with 40,000 items and 15,000 books. The museum is one of the world’s few comprehensive museums specializing in paper history.

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Idemitus Museum of Arts

The Idemitsu Museum of Arts was found in 1966, located in the beautiful imperial Garden in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The permanent exhibition includes the Idemitus Collection of Japanese painting and calligraphy and Asian ceramics. 

A 5-minute walk from Kokusai Forum Exit of JR Yūrakuchō Station or a 3-minute walk from B3 Exit of Subway Yūrakuchō and Hibiya Stations.

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Zhejiang Art Museum

Zhejiang Museum of Art is located on Nanshan Road, adjacent to West Lake. Zhejiang Museum is a landmark building project included in the province, a total investment of 420 million yuan, from the Cultural Department of Zhejiang Province. The museum started to be built in May 2005 and officially opened in August 2009. Zhejiang Museum emphasis on "contemporary" art, but also take into account the historical, based in Zhejiang. It opens for academic purposes, focusing on art collections and exhibitions reflect the course of development of Zhejiang Province.

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Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Situated in Huangpu, Tongchuan City, the Yaozhou Kiln Museum is China’s largest ancient kiln theme museum and has both artifact displays and ancient porcelain making simulations. The museum holds over 300,000 artifacts and specimens, most of which were from the ancient Yaozhou Kiln. The kiln was first set up in the Tang Dynasty and became one of the Big Six Kilns in the Song Dynasty. It was known as the “champion of the northern celadon with carved patterns.”

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